What to Cut…or Not…after a Killing Frost

What to Cut…or Not…after a Killing Frost

In the fall, we get a lot of questions about what plants to cut back. There really isn’t a set rule on many of these plants, and the answer can also vary depending on each gardener’s situation. Much is determined by individual preference, time constraints, weather,...
Fall Bulb Planting Tips For Spring Color!

Fall Bulb Planting Tips For Spring Color!

Get a jump start on spring color by planting bulbs this fall. Here are some handy planting tips from the American Association of Nurserymen. Plan for Continuous Color. Many bulbs only bloom for a few weeks, so base your selections not only on their color, but also on...
Tips for Adding Fall Color!

Tips for Adding Fall Color!

Want to add some fantastic fall color to enjoy for years to come?  Consider these favorites… * Burning Bush * Hydrangeas * Hardy Mammoth Mums * Maple trees: different varieties peak at different times. * Ornamental Grasses * Rudbeckia   Tips for Adding Fall...
Fall Gardening Tips

Fall Gardening Tips

Fall is the perfect time for planting, but before you plant anything, you should know what zone you live in and what the plant is rated for. When planting, it is very important to pick the right plant for the right spot. Most perennials, but not all, should be cut...
Don’t pass up a great gardening season: Fall!

Don’t pass up a great gardening season: Fall!

If the gardening bug only bites you in the spring, you’re missing a prime opportunity. There are several reasons why fall is a great time to work on your landscape. Decreased water requirements. In many regions, fall brings more reliable rainfall than summer....
New Ways to Use Wildflowers by American Meadows

New Ways to Use Wildflowers by American Meadows

Sure you can plant a big meadow of wildflowers, and many gardeners do. But recent refinements in seed mixtures and improved planting methods make it easy to use wildflower seeds for color wherever you want it. Here are some new ways to use wildflowers seeds from...
Drying Hydrangeas

Drying Hydrangeas

Dried hydrangea blossoms can last and look beautiful for years. There are several ways you can dry hydrangeas. Water drying hydrangea flowers helps them retain their color and last longer. It sounds counter intuitive, but water drying allows them to dry slowly and...
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds

Plants That Attract Hummingbirds

Perennials Asiatic LilyCardinal FlowerCannaColumbineDahliaDayliliesDelphiniumFoxgloveGladioliHibiscusHollyhockHostaLupineMimulusMonardaPenstemonPhloxSedumSweet William   Annuals CleomeFuschiaLantanaMandevillaMorning GloryNasturtiumNicotianaPetuniaSalviaScarlet...
The Intrinsic Value of Gardening

The Intrinsic Value of Gardening

Gardening is a wonderful way to ground ourselves, to slow down and pull out of the fast-paced world we live in. So much of the world is focused on instant impact, instant gratification, that to have to wait for something to grow and ripen is a nice way to change...